Man dies in York fire – police investigating cause

Scene of the fire: North Lane, Dringhouses. Photograph © Google Street View
29 Apr 2015 @ 10.18 am
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Scene of the fire: North Lane, Dringhouses. Photograph © Google Street View
Scene of the fire: North Lane, Dringhouses. Photograph © Google Street View
A man has died in a fire at a flat in York.

Fire crews from Acomb and York responded to reports of a fire on North Lane, off Thanet Road, in Dringhouses, at 12.50am on Wednesday (April 29).

On their arrival firefighters found one flat on fire. One person was rescued from the building and taken to York Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead. He was a man in his thirties.

Fire crews used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and cleared smoke from the building.

North Yorkshire police and the fire service are working together to establish the cause of the fire, which is not yet known.

A police spokesperson said:

The emergency services were alerted by a call from a member of the public. The flats were evacuated.

However a man in his thirties was taken to York District Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.

The police and fire services are making enquiries to establish the cause of the fire, which is at this time unexplained.

Can you help police with their inquiries? Contact them on the number below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York CID
Quote reference number NYP-29042015-0013